Yemen Fires Ballistic Missile at Militants Gathering in Hudaydah
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemeni army forces fired a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile at a gathering of Saudi-backed militants near the western coast city of Hudaydah.
The ballistic missile hit a military camp belonging to the militants in the western coast front, inflicting major losses on them, a military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Saba news agency.
Since June 13, the Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries have launched massive attacks to bring Hudaydah under their control but have failed to achieve their objective due to Yemenis’ resistance.
The United States, Britain and France have backed the coalition in the Yemen conflict and keep providing weapons to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
While the Yemeni army and popular committees are fighting off the assailants and countering attacks on residential areas, humanitarian organizations have warned that the Saudi-led coalition's Hudaydah operation threatens to cut off essential supplies to millions of Yemeni people. More than 70 percent of Yemen’s imports pass through Hudaydah’s docks.
The coalition, which has been waging a war against Yemen since early 2015, claims that the Houthi Ansarullah movement is using Hudaydah for weapons delivery, an allegation rejected by the fighters.
Saudi Arabia has also imposed a blockade on Yemen, which has smothered humanitarian deliveries of food and medicine to the import-dependent state.